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THIRTY-THIRD MEETING - Health and Human Services Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Liebling, Chair of the Division, called the meeting to order at 12:49 P.M. on March 28, 2019 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

LIEBLING, Tina, Chair
MANN, Alice, Vice-Chair
SCHOMACKER, Joe, Lead Republican
ACOMB, Patty
BAKER, Dave
BIERMAN, Robert
CANTRELL, Hunter
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HALEY, Barb
HALVERSON, Laurie
HAMILTON, Rod
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary
LOEFFLER, Diane
MORAN, Rena
MUNSON, Jeremy
NOOR, Mohamud
OLSON, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
ZERWAS, Nick

Members excused:
FRANSON, Mary

A quorum was present.

HF766 (Edelson) Medical cannabis and industrial hemp requirements modified, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF766 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Edelson presented HF766.

Testifying:
1. Cynthia Kerr, Parent
2. Matthew Kaiser, MN Campaign for Full Legalization

Melissa Finnegan, Legislative Director, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF766 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF1388 (Hornstein) AIDS drug assistance program coverage modified.

Chair Liebling moved that HF1388 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Hornstein presented HF1388

Chair Liebling laid over HF1388 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF2122 (Nelson) Service Employees International Union (SEIU) healthcare agreement ratified.

Chair Liebling moved that HF2122 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Nelson presented HF2122.

Testifying:
1. Edwin Hudson, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB)
2. Dalene Annen, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota

Chair Liebling laid over HF2122 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

Vice Chair Mann assumed the gavel.

HF2094 (Liebling) Direct support service providers reimbursement rate modified.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 2094 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Chair Liebling moved the H2094A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Liebling presented HF2094

Vice Chair Mann laid over HF2094, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

Chair Liebling assumed the gavel.

HF684 (Mann) University of Minnesota Board of Regents requested to establish advisory council on rare diseases, and money appropriated.

Vice Chair Mann moved that HF684 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Vice Chair Mann presented HF684.

Testifying:
1. Erica Barnes, State Ambassador, Minnesota Volunteers
2. Maria Null, Care Coordinator / Community Health Worker, Legacy HealthEast Care System

Chair Liebling laid over HF684 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF563 (Moran) Heaven's Law created, commissioner of human services directed to report to the legislature on information sharing in interstate child protection investigations, investigation into a future interstate compact on child protection data required, information required to be requested as part of an assessment or investigation, and consideration required of past maltreatment to determine investigations.

Representative Moran moved that HF563 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Moran moved the H0563A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Moran presented HF563.

Testifying: Akeeylah Watkins, Foster Parent, St. Paul

Chair Liebling laid over HF563, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF1050 (Moran) Child foster care and background studies governing provisions modified.

Representative Moran moved that HF1050 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Moran moved the H1050A5 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Moran presented HF1050.

Testifying:
1. Rochelle Westlund, Public Policy Manager, Hennepin County
2. William English
3. Shirlynn LaChapelle, President, Nursing is the Answer

Chair Liebling laid over HF1050, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF342 (Moran) Minnesota African American Family Preservation and Child Welfare Disproportionality Act established, African American and Disproportionality Child Welfare Oversight Council created, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Moran moved that HF342 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Moran moved the H0342A15 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Moran presented HF342.

Testifying:
1. Lester Collins, Foster Parent
2. Angela Conley, Hennepin County Commissioner
3. Toni Carter, Ramsey County Commissioner
4. Brenda Mahoney, Division Director of Family and Children Services, Sterns County

Chair Liebling laid over HF342, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

At 2:16 P.M. Chair Liebling recessed the committee until the call of the Chair.

Chair Liebling reconvened the committee at 5:37 P.M.

HF1691 (Gomez) Family Enhancement Center grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 1691 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Gomez presented HF1691.
Testifying: Libby Anderson, Executive Director for Family Enhancement Center

Alex Bartolic, Director, Disability Services, DHS, responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF1691 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

DHS Brief Presentation on Intermediate Care Facilities
Presenter: Alex Bartolic, Director, Disability Services, DHS

HF1764 (Becker-Finn) Little Canada; intermediate care facility rate increase provided.

Chair Liebling moved that HF1764 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Becker-Finn presented HF1764.

Testifying:
1. Joan Purrington, Chairperson of our Board of Directors
2. Kelly Daily, Father of a person served our Respite Care

Chair Liebling laid over HF 1764 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF926 (Bernardy) Medical assistance coverage for weight loss drugs and pharmaceutical ingredients allowed.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 926 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Bernardy presented HF 926.

Testifying: Dr. Michael Gonzales-Campoy

Chair Liebling laid over HF 926 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF2365 (Sauke) Olmsted County; intermediate care facility rate increase provided.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 2365 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Sauke presented HF 2365.

Testifying: Linda Driessen, Executive Director, Bear Creek Services.

Alex Bartolic, Director, DHS, responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF 2365 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF1752 (Vogel) Belle Plaine; disability intermediate care facility rate increase provided.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 1752 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Vogel presented HF 1752.

Testifier: Debra Wilbright, Director of Disability Services, Hope Residence

Chair Liebling laid over HF 1752 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF425 (Petersburg) Care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities rate increase provided.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 425 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Petersburg presented HF 425.

Testifier: Chris Bowman, President, Kaplan Woods Care Home in Owatonna.

Chair Liebling laid over HF 425 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF2674 (Stephenson) Anoka County; housing support provider supplemental rate established.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 2674 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Chair Liebling moved the H2674A1-1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Liebling moved to reconsider the H2674A1-1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Liebling moved the H2674A1-1 amendment and incorporated the following oral amendment:

Page 1, line 4, delete “seven” and insert “six”.

Chair Liebling renewed her motion that H2674A1-1, as amended, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Liebling moved the H2674A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Stephenson presented HF 2674.

Testifying:
1. Lisa Jacobson, Brooklyn Park City Council Member
2. Tara Erickson, TGE Consulting

Matt Burdick, Legislative Director, DHS, responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF 2674, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF1756 (Stephenson) Anoka County; replicable homeless youth drop-in program model funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 1756 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Stephenson presented HF 2674.

Testifying: Lisa Jacobson, Brooklyn Park City Council Member

Chair Liebling laid over HF 1756 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.


HF1118 (McDonald) Persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and outreach to persons in institutional settings services funding provided, and money appropriated.

Republican Lead Schomacker moved that HF 1118 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Schomacker presented HF 1118.

Testifying: Mary Kay Kennedy, Executive Director, ACT Center for Disability Leadership

Chair Liebling laid over HF 1118 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF1791 (Daniels) Rice County; transitional housing program funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 1791 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Chair Liebling moved the H1791A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Daniels presented HF 1971.

Testifying:
1. Heather Robins, Board Member, Ruth's House
2. Amy Day, Manager of Client Services (and past shelter resident), Ruth's House

Chair Liebling laid over HF 1971, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF90 (Schultz) Assisted living resident consumer protections established, assisted living establishment license established, penalties provided, rulemaking authority granted, and reports required.

Representative Schultz moved that HF 90 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Schultz moved the H0090A15 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schultz moved the H0090A14 amendment with the following oral amendment incorporated:

Page 7, line 16, delete “2021” and insert “2019”.

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schultz moved the H0090A16 amendment with the following oral amendment incorporated:

Page 27, delete lines 22 through 31.
Page 28, delete lines 1 through 17.

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schultz presented HF 90.


Testifying:
1. Ron Elwood, Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid
2. Dan Pollock, Assistant Commissioner, DHS
3. Toby Pearson, Care Providers of Minnesota
4. Kari Thurlow, LeadingAge Minnesota
5. Sean Burke, Public Policy Director, Minnesota Elder Justice Center
6. Aisha Elmquist, Policy Specialist, Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care
7. Marie Dotsath, Assistant Commissioner, DHS

Representative Schultz renewed her motion that HF 90, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:07 P.M.


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Representative Tina Liebling, Chair


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Krysta Niedernhöfer, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

HF1902 has been removed and HF1756 has been added. HF90 (Schultz) Assisted living resident consumer protections established, assisted living establishment license established, penalties provided, rulemaking authority granted, and reports required. HF766 (Edelson) Medical cannabis and industrial hemp requirements modified, and money appropriated. HF1388 (Hornstein) AIDS drug assistance program coverage modified. HF926 (Bernardy) Medical assistance coverage for weight loss drugs and pharmaceutical ingredients allowed. HF2094 (Liebling) Direct support service providers reimbursement rate modified. HF2122 (Nelson) Service Employees International Union (SEIU) healthcare agreement ratified. HF684 (Mann) University of Minnesota Board of Regents requested to establish advisory council on rare diseases, and money appropriated. HF1050 (Moran) Child foster care and background studies governing provisions modified. HF342 (Moran) Minnesota African American Family Preservation and Child Welfare Disproportionality Act established, African American and Disproportionality Child Welfare Oversight Council created, report required, and money appropriated. HF563 (Moran) Heaven's Law created, commissioner of human services directed to report to the legislature on information sharing in interstate child protection investigations, investigation into a future interstate compact on child protection data required, information required to be requested as part of an assessment or investigation, and consideration required of past maltreatment to determine investigations. HF1691 (Gomez) Family Enhancement Center grant funding provided, and money appropriated. HF2674 (Stephenson) Anoka County; housing support provider supplemental rate established. HF1756 (Stephenson) Anoka County; replicable homeless youth drop-in program model funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1764 (Becker-Finn) Little Canada; intermediate care facility rate increase provided. HF2365 (Sauke) Olmsted County; intermediate care facility rate increase provided. HF1752 (Vogel) Belle Plaine; disability intermediate care facility rate increase provided. HF425 (Petersburg) Care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities rate increase provided. HF1118 (McDonald) Persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and outreach to persons in institutional settings services funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1791 (Daniels) Rice County; transitional housing program funding provided, report required, and money appropriated More bills may be added or removed. Testimony is limited to 2 minutes. Please contact Patrick.McQuillan@house.mn if you would like to testify. The Division will reconvene at the Call of the Chair after the day's floor session.

Bills Added:
  • HF90 (Schultz) - Assisted living resident consumer protections established, deceptive marketing and business practices prohibited, independent senior living facilities provisions established, assisted living establishment license established, Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators name changed, fees imposed, health services executive license established, conforming changes made, penalties provided, rulemaking authority granted, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF766 (Edelson) - Medical cannabis and industrial hemp requirements modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF1388 (Hornstein) - AIDS drug assistance program coverage modified.
  • HF926 (Bernardy) - Medical assistance coverage for weight loss drugs and pharmaceutical ingredients allowed.
  • HF2094 (Liebling) - Direct support service providers reimbursement rate modified.
  • HF2122 (Nelson) - Service Employees International Union (SEIU) healthcare agreement ratified.
  • HF684 (Mann) - University of Minnesota Board of Regents requested to establish advisory council on rare diseases, and money appropriated.
  • HF1050 (Moran) - Child foster care and background studies governing provisions modified.
  • HF342 (Moran) - Minnesota African American Family Preservation and Child Welfare Disproportionality Act established, African American and Disproportionality Child Welfare Oversight Council created, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF563 (Moran) - Heaven's Law created, commissioner of human services directed to report to the legislature on information sharing in interstate child protection investigations, investigation into a future interstate compact on child protection data required, information required to be requested as part of an assessment or investigation, and consideration required of past maltreatment to determine investigations.
  • HF1691 (Gomez) - Family Enhancement Center grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1764 (Becker-Finn) - Little Canada; intermediate care facility rate increase provided.
  • HF2365 (Sauke) - Olmsted County; intermediate care facility rate increase provided.
  • HF2674 (Stephenson) - Anoka County; housing support provider supplemental rate established.
  • HF1752 (Vogel) - Belle Plaine; disability intermediate care facility rate increase provided.
  • HF425 (Petersburg) - Care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities rate increase provided.
  • HF1118 (McDonald) - Persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and outreach to persons in institutional settings services funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1791 (Daniels) - Rice County; transitional housing program funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1756 (Stephenson) - Anoka County; replicable homeless youth drop-in program model funding provided, and money appropriated.
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